What does your facility actually do about weight "mistakes"

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Kenneth C., Jul 13, 2015.

  1. Kenneth C.

    Kenneth C. New Member

    Working pre-load, once in a while, I see packages that obviously have the wrong weight on their label. For example yesterday I loaded two identical " 1 Lbs" packages that weighed probably more like 30 Lbs. Sometimes the discrepancy is more important.
    I once asked our co-chair, who taught me pretty much everything I know about the job : "what do we do about these obvious attempts to fraud ?"
    He answered : "Nothing !", acknowledging it was wrong but that nothing was done about it.

    I'd like to have as many answer as possible from any of you about how this is handled (no pun intended) at the facility where you are working.
     
  2. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Your hub/sort doesn't have "revenue recovery" people?
     
  3. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Most hubs have dimensional scales that weigh and measure packages as they are unloaded. They probably have already been adjusted, just nothing marked.
     
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  4. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    revenue recovery here. They'll weigh/measure, scan and a billing correction is sent to shipper or is adjusted on their statement.
     
  5. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    Doesn't seem like most of the over 70's have labels on them at my center, doesn't seem like anyone actually cares, they all get tore open and tore to shreds anyways due to whoever loaded the trailer at the centers before they got to ours.
     
  6. Satuirus2000

    Satuirus2000 Member

    I don't pay much mind to weight mistakes that are off by 30lbs or whatever UNLESS they're packages that are 150lbs+. In my center there are TONS of packages that say they weight 150lbs, but really are 170 to 200lbs. Stuff like that is NOT supposed to come through the regular sort and instead must go through freight. If they come through the regular sort I make management handle it because in the contract it's not required for a union worker to even touch those packages unless they're broken down into smaller packages. I try to tell some of my co-workers that but a lot of them are dumb and touch and load them anyway. Whatever. That's their bodies they're unnecessarily screwing up.
     
  7. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member


    you should mind.
     
  8. jaker

    jaker trolling

    And you can't change the weight number on the box
     
  9. AirOnTrace

    AirOnTrace Allergic to cardboard.

    Nothing is done about weight discrepancies here. Our center has a hard enough time getting packages on the right cars.
     
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  10. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    Nothing anymore, in the past had an auditor watch the reload
    belts for those.
     
  11. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    If management touches it we get a grievance or the threat of a grievance. I'll get you some help.

    In my facility it's up to the sort sup to fill out the paperwork for adjustments. I can't remember the last time one of my guys pulled me aside for a ground one. But my air driver routinely pulls me aside over it.
     
  12. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member


    I wish you were my butcher
     
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  13. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Yup! Tell him you want pay for 1 LB of meat, but you want him to give you 5LBS of meat. Guess he wouldn't mind at all!
     
  14. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

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  15. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    So, if it is a box that has 25 LBS on the label, and weighs 50 LBS, you don't mind that the Customer is only paying half price for their shipment?
     
  16. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    5??? he's talking 30lbs..or whatever
     
  17. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    If I have an issue with it, I pull the packages and head straight to the revenue recovery guy... he likes it when drivers give him work!
     
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Revenue adjustments are no longer done in our center-----they are done in the hubs.
     
  19. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    We do zero about it. We need all our Feeder drivers!
     
  20. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    The ones that really get me are the 15-20 lbs sure post.